Wednesday, July 29, 2009

One Block Wonder--Cosmic Cabbage Roses

It all started with this piece of fabric. What pattern could you possible use to justify cutting this up?
Here's one block......... ...and here's another.

These are what I had at the time I took the pictures, now I'm up to 42 blocks.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Halloween?!!

It seems that this was the week to work on quilts for Halloween. Two different customers of mine, from two different sides of town, have declared that Halloween is their favorite holiday.Billie chose this panel to work with. She added the nine patches, (I don't think you can ever go wrong with a nine patch!), and then a smaller border, to which I added the bats. When I saw the panel, I knew right away that the only thing that would work on it was spider webs. I used a mono poly for the webs, and let just a hint of the orange come up through the back to give it a touch of color. It looked great. I didn't want to take away from the print, and it worked.This is the second Halloween quilt that I've quilted for Kathy. She chose spiderwebs as well, but all over the quilt instead of only the center.Christmas is just right around the corner, and I've got a few of those to do already. A little bit of Rudolph, a little bit of holly, and we're there. (I'm not wishing my life away, but sometimes time goes WAYYYYYY faster than we like!)

BTW, does anyone know why I was able to do two loads of laundry, and cook four loaves of stromboli before blogger was able to load these four pictures?

Have a great evening!!


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Aliens Have Landed!!

Billie gave me this BQ2 quilt to finish for her. This piece was fun to quilt. I did a wonky greek key in the border, loops in the green background, and I "electrified" the aliens. It was fun to do. Sometimes it's nice to get a break from all the "fancy" work.

As I was working on this block I noticed that this little stinker has his fingers crossed while holding his sign that says "galaxy peace." I got a kick out of that one!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Juice!!!!

This is another of my most precious babies. Happy Birthday Julia, I love you honey!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Charming Chatter

I've joined a group of gals at a blog called Charming Chatter. It's all about finishing WIP's. My project for July is a quilt that I've pieced way back in January. All I need to do now is piece the backing, and get it quilted, and bound. Shouldn't be a problem.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Back or Front? You make the call.

I just took this quilt off the machine. I'd like your opinion. Which is the front, and which is the back.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Independence Day!!

Our family is very patriotic. Back in the day, when I first began quilting, a lot of my quilts were antique versions of red, white, and blue. These two little quilts shown here were purchased at the Little Quilts Auction at the NQA show four years ago. This quilt was made by Vera Bickett Gable.
This mini quilt was made by Marguerite Wiebusch. She used an antique cigar felt for the center. She says on her label that flags of many nations were premiums in cigar boxes from 1880-1910.

This pincushion was a project that I made at "Primitives of the Midwest". That is a retreat in Lee's Summit, Missouri every June, put on by a quilt shop called Quilter's Station. The class I had taken was taught by Barb Adams and Alma Allen, who I must say are two of the best teachers that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. The class project still isn't finished. It is an applique wall quilt, or table topper, I haven't decided yet, but I am making progress. It's one of those take along and wait projects.
Have a great 4th!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Round Robin Part 2

These pictures are the blocks that I received to continue on the Round Robin.
Sherry liked these color combinations. We are able to add our fabrics along with whatever came with the blocks.
These are the blocks that I made for my addition to Sherry's quilt. This round robin is different that others that I have participated in. Rather than add borders or rows to a center medallion, we make blocks for the owner to piece in whatever order they choose.

Each participant will complete one large block (Block A) and two small blocks, for a total of three blocks.
You may make two of Block B or two of Block C. Note that both of your small blocks should be the same
size. They can be the same pattern or they can be different.
Block A should be 12 ½” x 12 ½ “ unfinished, for a finished size of 12” x 12”
Block B should be 6 ½” x 6 ½” unfinished, for a finished size of 6” x 6”
Block C should be 3 ½” x 12 ½” unfinished, for a finished size of 3” x 12”
Instead of making one "A" block, I chose to make four "B" blocks. Such a rebel!!

These are the blocks all together.